Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

ROIL Bulawayo Arts Award outstanding actor Percy Soko, whose drama series titled Mandla has been showing on ZTV every Sunday night at 9 o’clock since last month, yesterday said the series was inspired by drug lords. ...

A NEPHEW to Chimurenga music icon Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo is set to release his debut album titled Gara Unzwe at Rainbow Towers’ Spin Village in Harare on Saturday in a development that is likely to ensure the continuity of Mukanya’s music legacy. ...

AFRO-JAZZ artiste Brian Nyahuma and The African Pride are set to release their seventh album Rwendo My Journey, 15 years after the musician first ventured into music. ...

SOUTH AFRICA-BASED DJ and blogger Blessing “Havok ZW” Jena has launched an online competition — Mic Mashup Online Talent Show — designed to unearth hidden talent in the country’s remote areas as well as the diaspora. ...

THE search for Africa’s cultural ambassador is set to take place at the Zuri Africa-Global finals slated for November 1 in Harare as Zimbabwe plays host to 14 African countries including Zambia and South Africa. ...

WHEN former Jah Prayzah’s backing vocalist and lead guitarist, Braveman “Baba Harare” Chizvino Mawanza weaned himself from the Third Generation band after an eight-year stint to form his own ensemble, The City Vibration band, it appeared like a leap into the dark. ...

LOCAL female dancer, Tanaka Machikicho is set to represent the country at this year’s Ultimate Battle Rivalskool in Paris, France, after winning the Zimbabwe qualifier of the Jibilika ...

Title: Daughter of Apartheid Author: Lindi Tardif Publisher: Elm Hill 2019 ISBN: 978-1400325269 IN 2011, I was part of a team of researchers from the Zimbabwe Human Rights ...

UPCOMING music artiste Nyasha “Arrowgent” Kwembeya is set to do a double launch of his debut 15-track album titled The Black Print online and at a local radio ...

BULAWAYO photojournalist, Crispen Ndlovu has embarked on a continental tour capturing historical features which could become extinct due to climate change. ...

Soul artiste Gemma Griffiths, who hogged the limelight after she collaborated with Winky D on his MuGarden track earlier this year, has disclosed that she is finalising the release of her debut album, Pamwe ...

CELEBRATED gospel musician Diva Mafunga — popularly known for his monster track Endai Naizvozvo — has bounced back onto the mainstream music scene after years of a sabbatical with a new album titled Handinete Kumutenda. ...

JOHANNESBURG — Thespian Sello Maake ka Ncube believes he is the perfect candidate to host a new show that connects fathers with their children ...

FORMER Miss Zimbabwe and RnB songstress Vanessa “Queen Vee” Sibanda could make waves as a fashionista as she is now complimenting her music artistry with fashion through the Queen Vee Couture line when off the stage. ...

POPULAR radio and television personality, Samantha “Misred” Musa, has embarked on an online business promotion initiative for young entrepreneurs dubbed the Red Market Sunday to give young people ...

POPULAR Kwekwe wheelspinner DJ Fydale The Don is set to host an event dubbed 19th Anniversary Musical Journey Celebration at Golden Mile Hotel in Kwekwe tomorrow. ...

SOUTH AFRICA-BASED rapper Mlungisi “Mlue Jay” Moyo has scoffed at fellow top artistes who had looked down upon him while he was struggling up the ladder to success ...

GOSPEL artiste Tinashe Magacha has deferred the launch of his latest single Pikicha, to allow his new management Zimbabwe Consultancy to administer the process. Magacha had been managing his own affairs. ...

BEAUTY queen Natalie Mangondo who was the first princess at the Miss Tourism Zimbabwe will now represent the country at the international pageant on November 2 in Malaysia after the reigning queen, Tafadzwa Jaricha resigned having secured a job in South Africa. ...

TALENTED actor Steven “Daison” Kaitano (pictured) has become a household in drama circles and popular to those who follow the drama on the small screen. Kaitano plays the role of Daison in a local drama series Mawoko Matema that airs on Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation ZBCTV. NewsDay (ND) Life & Style correspondent Tafadzwa Kachiko caught up with Daison at his Budiriro 4 residence and below are excerpts from the interview. ...

BULAWAYO poet, critic and writer John Eppel will launch his ninth novel The Boy Who Loved Camping end of month at the Orange Elephant in Bulawayo. ...

UNITED KINGDOM-BASED Zimbabwean singer Daniel “Decibel” Mazhandu, who was among the pioneers of urban grooves said the local music business model did not suit him because it primarily involved making music and giving it away for free on social media. ...

POPULAR Gweru socialite and radio personality Blessing Nyanhete aka Dj Blesh has claimed receiving death threats from suspected State security agents after he criticised President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration over the deteriorating economy, while on air during a weekend show. ...

ZIMBABWE is considered as one of the countries with a strong creative artistic flair, courtesy of the corporate sector which has sustained the industry despite a failing economy. ...

VICTORIA Falls-based award-winning poet Obert Dube has released his fifth album—Ngile Stress combined with poetry, tackling social issues. ...

A NEW play titled Away from Home, which addresses the struggles that Zimbabweans are going through in the diaspora, will now debut on October 31 for free at the Jasen Mpepho Little Theatre in Harare. ...

AFRO-JAZZ crooner, Alexio Kawara who has been making endless promises to release a new album for almost three years is set to come out of hibernation this Friday with the launch of his sixth album titled Oyi at La Rouge, Westgate in Harare. ...

AUSTRIAN-BASED co-founder of Artivive, an augmented reality (AR) tool used in digital art, Codin Popescu is scheduled to visit the country for a number of workshops set for October 24 and 25 at the Italian Cultural Centre in Greendale, Harare. ...

SOUTH AFRICAN legendary gospel singer Sipho Makhabane, who like wine which gets better with age, says the grace of God has kept him focused. ...

THOUSANDS of gospel lovers were left bubbly at this year’s edition of the Gwanda International Gospel Festival at Pelandaba Stadium on Saturday. ...